Riversdale School Newsletter Term 4 Week 7

Tena Koutou Parents, Caregivers and Whanau.

Hello everyone,

Kia ora e hoa mä.


Mā te tuakana ka tōtika te teina, mā te teina ka tōtika te tuakana

(From the older sibling the younger learns how to do it, from the younger sibling the older learns how to be tolerant/everyone has responsibilities, both the old and the young.) Teacher Only Day - School Closed to Students
Reminder: Teacher only Day tomorrow Friday 3 December. School will be closed to students.

Congratulations to Georgia Callander who was awarded her Full Teacher Registration on Tuesday night. This is a great milestone to achieve and we are delighted to have Georgia as a permanent staff member.

Year 8 Graduation


I am delighted to advise that we have no limit on numbers for our Year 8 graduation ceremony on

Tuesday 14 December at 6:00pm at Croydon Lodge. Because we are in the ‘traffic light’ Covid regulations as from 3 December, Croydon Lodge is requiring that all adult attendees be vaccinated.


We look forward to seeing you all at this very special ceremony.



Vaccination requirements for parents coming onsite

We continue to have queries regarding whether parents and caregivers coming onsite are required to be vaccinated. To clarify: parents or caregivers who are dropping off, picking up or settling their children, or who are attending meetings or events on site are still permitted to attend on site whether they are vaccinated or not. This vaccination requirement also does not apply to those who are performing services remotely or who are onsite only when children and students are not present. The requirement to be vaccinated is only for those people who are working for the school, which may be unpaid work such as volunteering. The table below will clarify.

School Opening Date 2022
This is now Wednesday 9 February, as Tuesday 8 February will be a Teacher Only Day.

Coming Up…

03 December Teacher Only Day - School closed to children.

06 December Board of Trustees meeting, 8:00pm at the school.

14 December Year 8 Graduation. Croydon Lodge.

15 December Year 8 students trip.

16 December Great School Water fight.

17 December Reports sent home.

20 December Last day of school for 2021. School finishes at 12.30pm.

School buses will run at this time, and town children will be

sent home then.


2022


7 February Waitangi Day – School closed.

8 February Teacher Only Day - School closed to children.

9 February First day of school for 2022.


School Values Awards


At Riversdale School children are awarded House Points for displaying the school values of respectful, responsible and resilient. Children are working towards achieving values targets.


50 House Points = Bronze Values Award.

100 House Points = Silver Values Award.

150 House Points = Gold Values Award.


Congratulation to Jaelyn and Toby who received their Bronze School Values Award for earning 50 House Points in 2021.


Congratulations to Jayden, George, Lincoln, Crisen, Billie-Mya, Olivia, Sapphira, Aoife, Isla, and Mihai who received their Silver School Values Award for earning 100 House Points in 2021.


Congratulations to Zeke who received his Gold School Values Award for earning 150 House Points in 2021.



Values Certificates

We will be acknowledging the students that received certificates for displaying the values of being respectful, resilient, and responsible, at Riversdale School, in the newsletter the following week. Ka Pai! You all displayed the school values so well last week.


Room 1 - Lucus, Zac, Stella S.

Room 3 - Charlie, Luca, Hannah.

Room 4 - Campbell, Edie, Cooper.

Room 5 - Quade, Dakota, Toby.

Room 7 - Liam, Charlie, Jack


Riversdale School Office Administrator
Between 20 – 25 hours per week, depending on scope of role
Term time only position

We are seeking an Office Administrator who has a high skill level in all administration tasks, as well as financial management. School related knowledge would be an advantage, confidentiality, and a high level of communication (spoken, written, and computing) skills are required. The current role involves Board Secretary duties as well.

Please apply with a covering letter stating your strengths, Curriculum Vitae and the names of three referees to office@riversdale.school.nz. Applications close on Friday 10 December, 2021 at 5:00pm.

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